(RNS) If Mormon higher-ups want disciplinary actions against two activists to stop, they could do so. They’ve done it before.
(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.
(RNS) How do Mormons decide who can be excommunicated? It all rests on the work of disciplinary councils.
“The number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is going up steadily as a result of lower age limits for both men and women who want to serve as missionaries.”
PROVO, Utah (RNS) Given that so many locals share common Mormon-inspired values, it’s fair to question whether the heightened sense of well-being comes from living among like-minded souls. Yes and no, locals say.
(RNS) A new “Rational Doubt” blog hopes to help those who feel isolated by doubt in a sea of believers, pairing clergy who have lost their faith and left the pulpit with those struggling with leaving religion.
(RNS) After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, Neon Trees’ frontman Tyler Glenn declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Inmates who volunteered at Utah State Prison Family History Centers last year indexed more than 2 million records. They also put in approximately 50,000 hours of personal family research.
(RNS) Judge Howard Riddle said the case sought to use the legal system as “a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.”